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New Unlawful Presence Waiver Process Approved!

Effective March 4, 2013, certain individuals who are in the process of becoming lawful U.S. permanent residents will be able to apply and be approved for waivers before departing the United States to attend their interviews. This means that the time spent outside of the United States will be greatly reduced. To be eligible for the new I-601A provisional waiver, the applicant must be an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen, inadmissible only on account of unlawful presence, and demonstrate the denial of the waiver would result in extreme hardship to his or her U.